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TO THE
MEMORY OF THE PATRIOTS
SACRIFICED
UPoN THE ALTAR OF FREEDOM,
THIS BOOK
IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
BY

THE AUTHOR.

“Give me the death of those
Who for their country die,
And oh be mine like their repose,
When cold and low they lie
There loveliest mother earth
Enshrines the fallen brave,
In her sweet lap who gave them birth
They find the tranquil grave.”
[Montgomery.

PREFACE.

“Will the cause of Liberty suffer through me, because my enemies misinterpret my acts and sayings : ” said the dying

Dostie.

That the Cause for which thousands have fallen may be promoted, some of those noble “acts and sayings,” have been recorded in the following pages, to be preserved as sacred mementoes by the friends of Republican Liberty, who will cherish the patriotic acts and liberal sentiments of one of their

standard-bearers in the cause of Universal Freedom.

That the weapons of truth may pierce the hard hearts of traitors and conspirators—who were “all forgiven " by their dying victim—some of the events connected with the life of a

patriot and martyr have been narrated.

That the prominent events relating to “The Conflict in New Orleans” between Slavery and Freedom—between Despotism and Republicanism, may find a place in the history of the Great Rebellion, those events have been recorded in the work

before the reader.

NEw York, April 24, 1868.

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